Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that aims to treat male pattern baldness. In this surgery, the hair transplant surgeons harvests the hair follicles from a part of the body called the 'donor site' and transfers these to the bald or balding part of the body, known as the 'recipient site'. Hair follicles in the back and the sides of the scalp are genetically resistant to falling out. These follicles are transplanted to the bald scalp. Hair Transplantation can be utilised renovate recover eyelashes, eyebrows and beard hair.There are two techniques to get grafts from the donor area. The classic method, which is called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), removes a long, thin strip from the donor area. The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method however, removes grafts one-by-one from the scalp.
FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)
In this new method, follicular units are removed one-by-one directly from the scalp. The follicular units may contain 1-4 hairs. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure. The hair transplant surgeons uses punches of between 0.6 mm to 1.0 mm in diameter to punctures the sites for receiving the grafts. Micro blades are used for this manoeuver. Promoting a realistic hair pattern with a natural anterior hair line is of paramount importance to the Esteday Clinic.
The FUE method creates a very natural result. There is neither an incision on the back of the head nor a scar with the FUE method.
After your hair transplant surgery, you may feel tenderness on your scalp. You may feel minimal pain, for which your surgeon may prescribe pain medications. You will wear a surgical dressing over the scalp 2 days. An antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drug will be prescribed by your surgeon for several days following surgery. Recovery time after the surgery is less than 7 days.
The recipient area must be protected from the sun. Hair shampooing may start the day after surgery. Shampooing is very important, because it stops the scabs from adhering to the hair shafts, which otherwise can damage the hair follicles. It is advised to shampoo daily for 10 to 15 days.
During the first 15 days all of the transplanted hairs will fall out. This fact is called as "shock loss". After 2-3 months new hair will begin to grow up. The patient's hair will grow normally and continue to thicken through the next 6-9 months.